'''Louis Marie-Anne Couperus''' (The Hague
, 10 June 1863 – Rheden|De Steeg
, 16 July 1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet. His oeuvre contains a wide variety of genres: lyric poetry
, psychological novel|psychological
and historical novels, novellas, short stories
, fairy tales
and sketch story|sketches
. Couperus is considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature
. In 1923, he was awarded the ''Tollensprijs
'' (Tollens prize).
Couperus and his wife travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, and he later wrote several related travelogues which were published weekly.